PERSONAL DETAIL


Prof. Dr. M Niaz Asadullah

Department of Economics
Faculty of Economics and Administration
 
  m.niaz@um.edu.my
  Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
 
Homepage
  http://www.niazasadullah.com/
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  http://www.researcherid.com/rid/H-6768-2013
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BIBLIOMETRIC DATA


 Total Articles in Publication List  38
 Articles With Citation Data  25
 Sum of the Times Cited   184
 Average Citations per Article   7.36
 h-index   10
 Co-authors   Collaboration Network
 This information is generated from http://researcherid.com

BIOGRAPHY


Professor Niaz Asadullah received his Doctorate degree in Economics from Oxford University in 2005. Before coming to Malaysia, he taught economics at Reading University, UK, for seven years. He also held visiting positions at Harvard, Oxford, Manchester, Kent, Dhaka, and BRAC Universities. At the University of Malaya, he additionally served as the Deputy Director of the Centre for Poverty and Development Studies (CPDS) from 2014-2016. His research relates to poverty, inequality, well-being, education, labor market, skills formation and gender issues with a focus on South/East Asia and Islamic countries. His work has been supported by the Social Security Research Centre (SSRC) and HIR schemes of the University of Malaya as well as international grants such as the Australian Development Research Award Scheme, Leverhulme Trust (UK), International Growth Centre (IGC),  the DFID (UK), South Asian Network of Economic Research Institutes and the World Bank.

He has published in economics journals (Australian Economic Review, Applied Economics, Asian Development Review, Bulletin of Economic Research, Cambridge Journal of Economics, China Economic Review, Economica, Economics of Education Review, Education Economics, Economic and Political Weekly, Journal of Economic Psychology, Journal of Economic Studies, Journal of Development Studies, and World Development) as well as non-economics journals (Comparative Education Review, Development Policy Review,  European Journal of Development Research, Oxford Development Studies, International Journal of Educational Development and PLoS One). 

At the same time, he's published numerous opinion pieces in newspapers and magazines including the Project Syndicate, the Conversation, D+C Development and Cooperation, the Diplomat, Open Democracy, the Huffington Post, the Bangkok Post, the Edge and the Hindu. His work has also appeared on blogs published by international organizations such as the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank Institute, the World Economic Forum, UNU-WIDER, BRAC International, the East Asia Forum, LSE, Oxford University & UNESCO. He regularly serves as a reviewer for various international funding agencies and peer-reviewed journals in the field of economics, comparative education and international development. Other active affiliations include: Visiting Professorial Fellow (University of Manchester); Fellow of the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Peer Review College; Research Fellow of the IZA Institute of Labor Economics; Global Labor Organization (GLO) Lead for Malaysia & South-East Asia; Life Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA); Co-founder of the Initiative on Education, Gender and Growth in Asia.

Professor Asadullah is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities (Taylor & Francis), Co-Editor of Asia Pacific Education Review (Springer) and Section Editor of the Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics (Springer-Nature). He is also on the editorial advisory board of COMPARE: A Journal of Comparative and International Education (Taylor & Francis), International Journal of Educational Development (Elsevier), and Malaysian Journal of Economics.  


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification), (Institution).



PROFESSIONAL
(Organisation), (Role), (Year), (Level).


  • Center for International Development (CID), Kennedy School, Harvard University , Research Fellow, 2001 to 2001, (University)
  • CENTRE ON SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ORGANISATIONAL PERFORMANCE (SKOPE), OXFORD UNIVERSITY , Research Fellow, 2007 to 2018, (International)
  • IZA INSTITUTE of LABOR ECONOMICS, Research Fellow, 2007 to 2018, (International)
  • CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF AFRICAN ECONOMIES (CSAE), UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, Affiliate Member, 2009 to 2016, (International)
  • St Andrew's Church of England Primary School (Oxford, UK), School Governor, 2010 to 2011, (International)
  • Institutions and Economies, Editorial Board Member, 2014, (National)
  • Department of Economics, UNIVERSITY OF READING, UK, Visiting Fellow, 2014 to 2020, (International)
  • Initiative on Education, Gender and Growth in Asia (Integgra), Co-founder, 2015, (International)
  • The Oxford & Cambridge Society Malaysia , Life Member, 2015, (National)
  • Chinese Economists Society (CES), Member, 2015 to 2016, (International)
  • BRAC International , Honorary Research Advisor, 2015 to 2018, (International)
  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Peer Review College, UK, Fellow, 2015 to 2019, (International)
  • Global Development Institute (GDI), University of Manchester, UK, Visiting Research Professor, 2015 to 2016, (International)
  • The East Asian Economic Association, Member, 2015 to 2016, (International)
  • Malaysian Journal of Economics, Editorial Advisory Board Member, 2016 to 2019, (National)
  • The Conversation Global reference panel, Member, 2016, (International)
  • The Rhodes Khazanah Malaysia Selection Committee, Member, 2016, (National)
  • COMPARE - A Journal of International and Comparative Education, Editorial Board Member, 2017 to 2020, (International)
  • Global Labor Organization (GLO), Cluster Lead for Malaysia and South-East Asia, Fellow, 2017, (International)
  • Department of Economics, University of Kent, UK, Senior Visiting Fellow, 2017 to 2017, (International)
  • British Association of International and Comparative Education (BAICE), Member, 2017, (International)
  • School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED), University of Manchester, UK, Visiting Research Professor, 2017 to 2018, (International)
  • The Asia-Pacific Applied Economics Association (APAEA), Resource Person, 2017, (International)
  • TALIM: JOURNAL OF EDUCATION IN MUSLIM SOCIETIES AND COMMUNITIES, Editorial Advisory Board Member, 2018 to 2020, (International)
  • Effective States and Inclusive Development (ESID) Research Centre, University of Manchester, UK, Research Fellow, 2018, (International)
  • Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, Associate Editor, 2018 to 2021, (International)
  • Springer Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics , Section Editor (labor & Development), 2018, (International)
  • International Journal of Islamic Thoughts (IJITs), Editorial Board Member, 2018 to 2019, (International)

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role), (Level), (Start date),(End Date).


  • Deputy Head, Centre for Proverty and Development Studies (Cpds), Faculty of Economics and Administration, 01/05/2014 to 31/12/2014
  • Member, Conference Committee, International Conference On Social Protection (ICSP) - "Migration, Development and Social Welfare: Implications and New Insights". , University Malaya, 10/10/2017 to 11/10/2017 (Social Security Research Centre (SSRC). )
  • Coordinator, University Malaya, 01/09/2017 to 28/02/2018 (Joint World Bank University Malaya Economics Seminar Series )
  • Deputy Director, Centre for Poverty and Development Studies (CPDS), University Malaya, 01/05/2014 to 31/12/2016

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
(Area).


  • Development Economics (Income inequality, intergenerational economic mobility, microfinance, NGOs, social capital, economics of happiness, women's empowerment)
  • Agricultural Economics (Food security)
  • Labour Economics (Wage returns to skills (e.g. vocational training vs. apprenticeship); gender discrimination, female labor participation participation, job satisfaction, migration and remittance )
  • Islamisation of Economic Institutions (Madrasa schooling, Islamic finance, Islam and women's development)
  • Education Policy, Management and Administration (School quality; private schools; educational governance )
  • Economic Development and Growth (Pro-poor growth, extreme poverty, social protection, sustainable livelihood, Readymade garments industry )


RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
(Publication).


Chapter in Book

2018
  • Asadullah, M Niaz (2018) "Changing Status of Women in Malaysia". In "Population Situation Analysis". UNFPA. 

2009
  • Asadullah, M Niaz, Chaudhury, Nazmul and Dar, Amit (2009) Assessing the performance of madrassas in rural Bangladesh. In Harry Anthony Patrinos , Quentin Wodon, Felipe Barrera-Osorio (eds.) Emerging Evidence on Vouchers and Faith-Based Providers in Education. World Bank: Washington, DC. 

2008
  • Asadullah, M. Niaz and Chaudhury, Nazmul (2008) "Holy Alliances: Public Subsidies, Islamic High Schools, and Female Schooling in Bangladesh", pp 209-238. In Mercy Tembon and Lucia Fort (eds.) Girl’s Education in the 21st Century: Gender equality, Empowerment and Growth. World Bank: Washington, DC. 
Article in Academic Journals

2019
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Wahhaj, Zaki (Forthcoming) "Early Marriage, Social Networks and the Transmission of Norms", Economica, doi:10.1111/ecca.12291 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Perera, D. and Asadullah, M Niaz (Forthcoming) "Mind the Gap: What Explains Malaysia’s Under-performance in PISA?" International Journal of Educational Development (ISI-Indexed)
  • Xiao, Saizi and Asadullah, M Niaz (Forthcoming) "Labor Market Returns to Education and English-Language Skills in the People's Republic of China: An Update", Asian Development Review (ISI-Indexed)

2018
  • Asadullah, M Niaz, Alim, Abdul and Hossain, Anowar (Forthcoming) "Enrolling Girls without Learning: Evidence from Public Schools in Afghanistan', Development Policy Review. DOI: 10.1111/dpr.12354 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz, Amin, Sajeda and Chaudhury, Nazmul (2019) Support for Gender Stereotypes: Does Madrasah Education Matter? Journal of Development Studies. Vol 55, Issue 1, pp. 39-56. DOI:10.1080/00220388.2017.1414190 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz, Xiao, Saizi and Yeoh, Emile Kok-Kheng Yeoh (2018) "Subjective Well-being in China, 2005-2010: The Role of Relative Income, Gender and Location" China Economic Review, 48, 83–101. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz, Islam, Kazi and Wahhaj, Zaki (2018) "Gender Bias in Bangladeshi School Textbooks – Not Just a Matter of Politics or Growing Influence of Islamists", Review of Faith and International Affairs, 16(2), pp 84-89. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Savoia, Antonio (2018) "Poverty Reduction During 1990-2013: Did MDGs Adoption and State Capacity Matter?, World Development, Volume 105, May, Pages 70–82 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Maliki (2018) "Madrasah for Girls and Private School for Boys? The Determinants of School Type Choice in Rural and Urban Indonesia" International Journal of Educational Development, 62, 96-111. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Islam, Kazi and Asadullah, M Niaz (2018) Gender Stereotypes and Education: A Comparative Content Analysis of Malaysian, Indonesian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi School Textbooks, PLoS One. 13(1): e0190807. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0190807 (ISI-Indexed)

2017
  • Asadullah, M Niaz (2017) "Who Trusts others? Community and Individual Determinants of Social Capital in a Low Income Country" Cambridge Journal of Economics, 41(2): 515-544. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Amin, Sajeda, Asadullah, M. Niaz, Hossain, Sara and Wahhaj, Zaki (2017) "Eradicating Child Marriage in the Commonwealth: Is Investment in Girls' Education Sufficient?" The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, 106(2), pp 221-223. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Ng, Sor Tho, Tey, Nai Peng, and Asadullah, M Niaz (2017) What Matters for Life Satisfaction among the Oldest-Old? Evidence from China. PLoS One, 12(2), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0171799 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Amin, Sajeda & Asadullah, Niaz & Hossain, Sara & Wahhaj, Zaki (2017) "Can Conditional Transfers Eradicate Child Marriage?" Economic and Political Weekly, 52(6). (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz (2017) Comments on "China's Growth Slowdown and Prospects for Becoming a High-Income Developed Economy" Asian Economic Papers, Vol.16, No.1, pp.116-119. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Aziz, Nusrate and Asadullah, M Niaz (2017) "Military Spending, Armed Conflict and Economic Growth", Journal of Economic Studies. Vol 44(1), pp 47 - 68. (SCOPUS-Indexed)

2016
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Ara, Jinnat (2016) "Evaluating the Long-run Impact of An Innovative Anti- poverty Program: Evidence Using Household Panel Data," Applied Economics. Vol 48(2), pp 107-120. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M. Niaz (2016) "The Effect of Islamic School Attendance on Academic Achievement," Singapore Economic Review, Vol 61(4), pp 1550052-01 - 1550052-24. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Ahmed, Kabir, and Asadullah, M Niaz and Khambhampati, Uma (2016) "The Effect of Formal Banks on Household Income and Poverty in Bangladesh", Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies, Vol. 53, issue No. 2. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz (2016) "Trust, Trustworthiness, and Traditional Islamic Education", Oxford Development Studies, 44(2), pp. 152-166. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Chaudhury, Nazmul (2016) "To Madrasahs or Not to Madrasahs: The Question and Correlates of Enrolment in Islamic Schools in Bangladesh", International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 49, Pages 55-69. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz (2016) "Do Pro-poor Schools Reach Out to the Poor? Location choice of BRAC and ROSC schools in Bangladesh," Australian Economic Review, Vol 49(7), 432 52 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Wahhaj, Zaki (2016) "Child Marriage Law and Freedom of Choice: The Battle against Early Marriage in Bangladesh," Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 51, Issue No. 3, 16 Jan. (SCOPUS-Indexed)

2015
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Chaudhury, N. (2015) The Dissonance between Schooling and Learning, Comparative Education Review. Vol. 59, No. 3, pp. 447-472. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz & Chakrabarti, Rupa & Chaudhury, Nazmul (2015). "What Determines Religious School Choice? Theory and Evidence from Rural Bangladesh," Bulletin of Economic Research, 67(2), pp. 186-207. (ISI-Indexed)

2014
  • Asadullah, M Niaz, Antonio Savoia and Wahiduddin Mahmud, 2014. "Paths to Development: Is There a Bangladesh Surprise?" World Development. Volume 62, October, Pages 138-154 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M. Niaz & Uma Kambhampati & Florencia Lopez Boo, 2014. "Social Divisions in School Participation and Attainment in India: 1983-2004" Cambridge Journal of Economics, 38(4): 869-893. (ISI-Indexed)

2013
  • Asadullah, M Niaz & Nazmul Chaudhury, 2013. "Peaceful Coexistence? The Role of Religious Schools and NGOs in the Growth of Female Secondary Schooling in Bangladesh," The Journal of Development Studies, 49 (2): 223-237. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Mahmud, Wahiduddin, Asadullah, M. Niaz, and Antonio Savoia, 2013. Bangladesh's Achievements in Social Development Indicators: Explaining the Puzzle, Economic and Political Weekly, XLVIII(44). (SCOPUS-Indexed)

2012
  • Asadullah, M. Niaz & Yalonetzky, Gaston, 2012. "Inequality of Educational Opportunity in India: Changes Over Time and Across States," World Development, vol. 40(6):1151-1163. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M. Niaz 2012. "Intergenerational Wealth Mobility in Rural Bangladesh," The Journal of Development Studies, vol. 48(9):1193-1208. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M. Niaz & Chaudhury, Nazmul, 2012. "Subjective Well-being and Relative Poverty in Rural Bangladesh," Journal of Economic Psychology, vol. 33(5):940-950. (ISI-Indexed)

2011
  • Asadullah, M Niaz (2011) "A Down Payment on a Brighter Future", eJournal USA: Educating Women and Girls, 15 (12): 27-28. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Asadullah, M. Niaz & Chaudhury, Nazmul, 2011. "Poisoning the mind: Arsenic contamination of drinking water wells and children's educational achievement in rural Bangladesh," Economics of Education Review, 30(5):873-888. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz 2011. "Intra- and inter-household externalities in children's schooling: evidence from rural residential neighbourhoods in Bangladesh," Applied Economics, vol. 43(14):1749-1767. (ISI-Indexed)

2010
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Chaudhury, N. (2010) Review of "Faithful Education: Madrassahs in South Asia" by Ali Riaz, European Journal of Development Research, vol. 22(2), pages 273-276, April. (ISI Cited Publication) (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz (2010) “Educational Disparity in East and West Pakistan, 1947-71: Was East Pakistan Discriminated Against?”, Bangladesh Development Studies, vol. 33(3), pages 1-46. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz & Chaudhury, Nazmul, 2010. "Religious Schools, Social Values, and Economic Attitudes: Evidence from Bangladesh," World Development, 38(2):205-217. (ISI-Indexed)

2009
  • Asadullah, M Niaz & Chaudhury, Nazmul 2009. "Holy alliances: public subsidies, Islamic high schools, and female schooling in Bangladesh," Education Economics, 17(3):377-394. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz & Chaudhury, Nazmul 2009. "Reverse Gender Gap in Schooling in Bangladesh: Insights from Urban and Rural Households," The Journal of Development Studies, 45(8):1360-1380. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz & S. Rahman, 2009. "Farm productivity and efficiency in rural Bangladesh: the role of education revisited," Applied Economics, vol. 41(1):17-33. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M. Niaz, 2009. "Returns to private and public education in Bangladesh and Pakistan: A comparative analysis," Journal of Asian Economics, 20 (1):77-86. (ISI-Indexed)

2008
  • Asadullah, M Niaz 2008. "Sense in sociability? Maternal education, social capital and child schooling in rural Bangladesh," European Journal of Development Research, 20(3):482-496 (ISI-Indexed)

2007
  • Asadullah, M Niaz, Chaudhury, Nazmul & Dar, Amit, 2007. "Student achievement conditioned upon school selection: Religious and secular secondary school quality in Bangladesh," Economics of Education Review, 26(6):648-659. (ISI-Indexed)

2006
  • Asadullah, M Niaz, 2006. "Pay differences between teachers and other occupations: Some empirical evidence from Bangladesh," Journal of Asian Economics, vol. 17(6), pages 1044-1065, December (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz 2006. "Returns to Education in Bangladesh," Education Economics, 14(4):453-468. (SCOPUS-Indexed)

2005
  • Asadullah, M Niaz 2005. "The effect of class size on student achievement: evidence from Bangladesh," Applied Economics Letters, 12(4):217-221. (ISI-Indexed)

2004
  • Asadullah, M. Niaz, 2004. "Review of The Costs and Financing of Education: Trends and Policy Implications" by Mark Bray. Asia Pacific Education Review, Volume 5, Number 1. (ISI-Indexed)

2002
  • Asadullah, M Niaz, 2002. Review of "The poverty of Development Economics" by Lal, Deepak (2d revised and expanded US edition). Latin American Politcs and Society, 44 (2). pp. 161-165. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Asadullah, M Niaz, 2002. Review of "Economic policy and performance in the Arab world" by Paul Rivlin, Development and Change, 33 (4). pp. 747-748. (ISI-Indexed)
Technical Report

2018
  • Asadullah, Niaz & Alain Trannoy & Sandy Tubeuf & Gaston Yalonetzky (2018) "Fair and unfair educational inequality in a developing country: The role of pupil’s effort," Working Papers 474, ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality. 
  • Amirapu, Amrit & Asadullah, M Niaz & Wahhaj, Zaki (2018) "Marriage, Work and Migration: The Role of Infrastructure Development and Gender Norms," Studies in Economics 1810, School of Economics, University of Kent. 

2017
  • Asadullah, M Niaz & Wahhaj, Zaki (2017) "Missing from the Market: Purdah Norm and Women’s Paid Work Participation," GLO Discussion Paper Series 21, Global Labor Organization (GLO). 

2006
  • Asadullah, M Niaz (2006) "Educational Disparity in East and West Pakistan, 1947-71: Was East Pakistan Discriminated Against?," Oxford University Economic and Social History Series _063, University of Oxford, Department of Economics. 
Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)

2018
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Fahmy, Farihah (2018) "Protecting our girls from child marriage" The Malaysian Insight, 12 October, 2018 
  • Savoia,Antonio and Asadullah, M Niaz (2018) "Why do some countries reduce poverty faster than others?" Development in Transition, OECD, 26 September. 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Savoia, Antonio (2018) "From MDGs to SDGs: where next for Bangladesh? Asia Dialogue, Asia Research Institute online magazine - The University of Nottingham, 04 Sep 2018. 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Joseph, Jeron (2018) "Concern over rising inequality in Sabah", The Edge Financial Daily, 06 Sep 2018 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Islam, Kazi Mukitul (2018) "Gender Stereotypes in Bangladeshi, Indonesian, Malaysian and Pakistani textbooks", World Education Blog, Global Education Monitoring Report (GMR), UNESCO, 20 March 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Islam, K (2018) "Representation as important as participation" The Daily Star, 30 March 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz (2018) Eradicating child marriage, Asia Research News, 17 Jan. 

2017
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Maliki (2017) "Bottling Indonesia’s Gini" Project Syndicate, 01 September 2017. 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Maliki (2017) "Narrowing the inequality gap in Indonesia" , Bangkok Post, 11 September 2017 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Maliki (2017) "Indonesia must address its income inequality," The Arab News. 2 September 2017 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Wahhaj, Zaki (2017) Mending Bangladesh's Garment Industry, Project Syndicate, 01 May, 2017. 
  • Amin, Sajeda, Asadullah, M Niaz, Hossain, Sara and Zaki Wahhaj (2017) A Blueprint for Ending Child Marriage. The Project Syndicate, 07 March. 

2016
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Wahhaj, Zaki (2016) "Marriage instead of graduation" Development and Cooperation D+C, 03 August. 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz, Abdul Alim and Fathema Khatun (2016) "Ending child marriage and closing the education gap" The Independent (Bangladesh) 10 Aug 2016. 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz (2016) "Terrorism: Look Beyond Private Schools" D+C Development and Cooperation, 28 July 2016. 
  • Wahhaj, Zaki and Asadullah, M Niaz (2016) "What is driving the increase in child marriage in Bangladesh?" Open Democracy, 7 April 2016 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Wahhaj, Zaki (2016) "Minimum wage attracts girls to factories," D+C Development and Cooperation, 03 January. 

2015
  • "Vietnam's PISA Surprise", feature article in The Diplomat, 01 November 2015 (with D Perera) 
  • "Vietnam's High Pisa Scores Cause a Stir", Op-ed Article in Bangkok Post, 04 November 2015. 
  • Sustaining Women's Literacy and SDGs, 13 September 2015, Op-ed in The Daily Star (with Zaki Wahhaj). 
  • "Child Marriage Law and freedom of choice", The Daily Star, 29 August 2015 (with Zaki Wahhaj) 

2014
  • "No magic bullet to close gender gap in developing countries", 4 November 2014. Article in World Bank Blog on "End Poverty in South Asia" (with Zaki Wahhaj). 
  • "Saving Grameen Bank, Sustaining the Bangladesh Paradox" 06 December 2014, feature article in The Diplomat (with Zaki Wahhaj) 
  • "An education in gender equity", 14 October 2014. Opinion piece in The Straits Times (Singapore). 
  • "Perspective: Female schooling under threat", 12 October 2014. Op-ed in New Straits Times (NST). 
  • "Looking East", March 3, 2014. Op-ed in Dhaka Tribune. 
  • "Quality Education for All" 11 Feb 2014. Opinion piece in The Daily Star (Bangladesh). 
  • "Gender gap in education is result of policy priorities" 16 Oct 2014. Article in The Korea Herald (South Korea). 
  • "Will India's Social Development Stagnate Under Modi?", 01 July 2014. Opinion piece in East Asia Forum (EAF), Australian National University (ANU). 
  • "Managing Malaysia's Education Crisis", 15 December 2014. Article published by The Edge (Malaysia). 

2013
  • "Still in the Last Row", June 29, 2013. Op-ed in the Hindu (India) (With Uma Kambhampati) 
  • "Development Billboards: Numbers Don't Lie, or Do They?" December 12, 2013. Op-ed in The New Age. 
Other Media(Tape,Video,Internet)

2018
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Savoia, Antonio (2018) "Why Do Some Countries Reduce Poverty Faster Than Others?" Oxford Department of International Development (ODID) Blog, University of Oxford, 17 Oct 2018. 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Savoia, Antonio (2018) "From MDGs to SDGs" Oxford Department of International Development (ODID) Blog, University of Oxford, 20 Sep 2018. 

2017
  • M Niaz Asadullah, Samia Huq, Kazi Mukitul Islam and Zaki Wahhaj (2017) "Gender Stereotypes in Bangladeshi School Textbooks", World Education Blog, Global Education Monitoring Report (GMR), UNESCO, 30 May 2017 
  • Sajeda Amin, Niaz Asadullah, Sara Hossain and Zaki Wahhaj (2017) Cash Transfers to End Child Marriage: The Indian Experience. Ideas for India, 10 April 2017 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz and Wahhaj, Zaki (2017) Bangladesh's new child marriage law swings in the wrong direction" The Huffington Post, 08 March. 

2016
  • Asadullah, M Niaz et al (2016) "Jeffrey Sachs on meeting the Sustainable Development Goals - we need a victory of ideas", The Huffington Post, 17 October 2016. 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz (2016) Dhaka cafe attack: don't blame private education for radicalisation in Bangladesh. The Conversation (Australia). 3 August 2016. 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz, Khatoon, Fathema and Alim, Abdul (2016) "Ending Child Marriage, Closing the Education Gap" United Nations University (UNU) -- World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) Blog 

2015
  • "Vietnam�s PISA surprise: It�s not about the resources", Article in the Child Poverty and Development blog, Oxford University, 02 November 2015 (with D Perera) 
  • "Vietnam's Performance in PISA" Blog article published by the University of Manchester, 04 November 2015. 
  • "Learning Crisis in South Asia", 27 March 2015. Article published by Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) on Asia-Pathways blog. 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz (2015) "In school but not learning" Article on BRAC blog, 5 March (with Abdul Alim and Fathema Khatun). 
  • "Delaying Marriage, Educating the Next Generation", Article on BRAC blog, 26 July 2015 (with Abdul Alim and Fathema Khatun). 
  • "Pathways to Development", 15 January, 2015. Blog article re-published by "Effective States and Inclusive Development" (ESID) Centre, UK 
  • Asadullah, M Niaz 2015. "Bangladesh s politicians should keep their hands off Grameen Bank" Opinion piece in East Asia Forum (EAF). Jan 09, 2015 (With Zaki Wahhaj) 

2014
  • "Nobel Peace Prize win for Malala and Kailash is a beacon of hope for children's rights", 10 Oct 2014. Opinion piece in The Conversation (UK) (With Zaki Wahhaj) 
  • "Pathways to Development", 5 December, 2014. Blog article published by Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) (With Antonio Savoia) 
  • "Closing the gender gap in the developing world", 4 November 2014. Article in "World Economic Forum" (WEF) blog. 
  • "Will India s social development stagnate under Modi?" July 3, 2014. Article published by Indian Council on Global Relations. 
  • Measuring graduate unemployment, May 1, 2014. Op-ed in BDNEWS24.com. 
  • "Gender equity in schools in Muslim countries: it can be done", 13 Oct 2014. Opinion piece in The Conversation (Australia). 

AREAS OF RESEARCH
(Project title), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Level), (Source).


  • Peer Effects of Child Marriage Law on Marriage Customs: A Randomized Control Trial (RCT) Evaluation, Co-Investigator, 2018 - 2019, Economic Development and Institutions (EDI) , DFID, (International)
  • Communication Infrastructure Development And Rural Poverty In Sabah, Malaysia, Principal Investigator(PI), 2018 - 2019, Bantuan Khas Penyelidikan (BKP Special), (National)
  • Infrastructure Development and Rural Poverty in East Malaysia, Principal Investigator(PI), 2018 - 2019, Bantuan Kecil Penyelidikan (BKP), (National)
  • Palm Oil and Poverty in East Malaysia, Principal Investigator(PI), 2018 - 2019, Geran Penyelidikan Fakulti (GPF) 2018-001, (National)
  • Work, Family and Child Care: Retaining Women in the Labor Market in Malaysia, Principal Investigator(PI), 2018 - 2019, Social Security Research Centre (SSRC), (National)
  • Child Marriage Law, Gender Norms and Marriage Customs (Economic Development and Institutions, DfID Research Programme), Co-Investigator, 2017 - 2018, International Funding, (International)
  • The Economics of Intimate Partner Violence, Principal Investigator(PI), 2017 - 2019, NONE, (International)
  • Poverty Persistence in Sabah, Malaysia, Principal Investigator(PI), 2017 - 2018, Population Study Unit (PSU), FEA, UM, (National)
  • MDGs and Global Poverty Reduction During 1990s and 2000s, Principal Investigator(PI), 2016 - 2017, NONE, (International)
  • Health, Happiness and Well-being in Old Age in China, Principal Investigator(PI), 2016 - 2016, Population Studies Unit (PSU), (National)
  • Employee Well-being in Malaysia s Financial Sector: An Analysis of Demographic and Institutional Factors, Principal Investigator(PI), 2016 - 2016, Population Studies Unit (PSU), (National)
  • Post-MDGs and Beyond: Lessons and Policy Challenges for Malaysia and ASEAN countries, Principal Investigator(PI), 2015 - 2016, Social Security Research Council (SSRC), University of Malaya, (National)
  • "Schooling without learning in Pakistan", The World Bank, Washington DC, Co-Investigator, 2015 - 2015, Self-funding, (International)
  • "The role of geography and poverty in household education decisions in Indonesia" BAPPENAS (Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning), Co-Investigator, 2014 - 2016, Self-funding, (International)
  • The Role of Secondary Schooling and Gender Norms in the Long-term Opportunities and Choices of Rural Bangladeshi Women, Co-Investigator, 2013 - 2016, Australian Development Research Awards (ADRA) Scheme , (International)
  • Evaluating The Changes To The Lives Of Rural Women Made Possible By The Gender Focussed School Subsidy Scheme (bangladesh), Principal Investigator(PI), 2013 - 2016, International Funding, (International)
  • "The China Model: Implications of the Contemporary Rise of China", Co-Investigator, 2013 - 2016, High Impact Research (HIR), (International)
  • Growth, Governance and Economic Development in Bangladesh, Principal Investigator(PI), 2012 - 2013, International Growth Centre (IGC), (International)
  • School Choice in Rural Bangladesh, Principal Investigator(PI), 2011 - 2012, International Growth Centre (IGC), (International)
  • The Effectiveness of Private versus Public Schools in Bangladesh and Pakistan, Principal Investigator(PI), 2003 - 2005, South Asia Network of Economic Research Institutes (SANEI), (International)

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
(Name of Award), (Awarding Institution), (Year Awarded), (Level).


  • Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship, Leverhulme Trust, Uk, 2011, (International)
  • Fellow of Royal Society of Arts (Frsa), Royal Society of Arts, Uk, 2011, (International)
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy (Hea), United Kingdom, 2010, (International)
  • University Gold Medal, Aligarh Muslim University, India, 1996, (University)

PRESENTATIONS
(Title), (Event), (Date Presented), (Organiser), (Level).


PRESENTER
  • Intergenerational Economic Mobility in Rural Bangladesh, European Association of Labour Economics (EALA) Conference, 2006-09-21 to 2006-09-23, European Association of Labour Economics, (International)
  • Job flexibility and the gender gap in job satisfaction: new evidence from matched employer-employee data, Royal Economic Society Annual Conference, 2007-04-11 to 2007-04-13, Royal Economic Society (RES), UK, (International)
  • Inequality of educational opportunity in India: Changes over time and across states, Royal Economic Society Annual Conference, 2010-03-29 to 2010-03-31, Royal Economic Society (RES), UK, (International)
  • What determines school choice in Bangladesh? , Education at Primary Level Policy Insights from Evidence Based Research, 2012-03-28 to 2012-03-28, International Growth Centre (IGC), (International)
  • Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs) Schemes in South and East Asia: Policy Lessons and Future Challenges, Second International Conference on Social Security 2014 , 2014-12-02 to 2014-12-05, SSRC, U Malaya, (International)
  • Determinants of School Choice in Indonesia, 4th Annual South-East Asia Studies Symposium, 2015-03-20 to 2015-03-22, Oxford and Sunway Universities, (International)
  • Poverty in China: The Role of Relative Income, Gender and Location, "New Normal" Theory: Deepening the Comprehensive Reform in China" 2015 China Conference , 2015-06-12 to 2015-06-14, Chinese Economist Society, (International)
  • Earnings, Employment and Income in China, Singapore Economic Review Annual Conference, 2015-08-05 to 2015-08-07, Singapore Economic Association, (International)
  • The Paradox of the Contented Female Factory Workers, Global Labor Organization (GLO) session, ICAEP 2017 Conference, 2017-08-21 to 2017-08-22, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya , (University)
INVITED SPEAKER
  • Intergenerational Wealth Mobility in Bangladesh, PEG-Net workshop on Poverty reduction, equity, and growth: New issues and findings , 2006-04-28 to 2006-04-28, The Kiel Institute for the World Economy., (International)
  • Religious schooling, social values and economic attitudes, Seminar on Economic Development in the Muslim World: Problems and Prospects , 2006-11-01 to 2006-11-01, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS), University of Oxford , (International)
  • Madrasa Education: The Bangladeshi Experience, World Bank DFID South Asia regional conference on education for all, 2007-10-24 to 2007-10-26, World Bank, (International)
  • Economics of religious school enrolment, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), August 18th , 2011-08-18 to 2011-08-18, (National)
  • Individual and community level determinants of social capital, Research seminar, 2014-04-16 to 2014-04-16, Monash University Business School, (National)
  • Primary schooling, student learning and school quality in rural Bangladesh, Research Seminar, 2014-10-28 to 2014-10-28, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), (International)
  • The Dissonance between Schooling and Learning, International Conference on Political Economy, Accountability and Governance, 2014-12-11 to 2014-12-13, BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), BRAC University, Dhaka., (International)
  • Early Marriage, Formal Schooling and Adolescent Development in Rural Bangladesh, Research Seminar, 2014-12-30 to 2014-12-30, Research and Evaluation Division, BRAC, Dhaka, (International)
  • Labor Market, Education and the Middle Income Trap: The Case of Malaysia, Policy seminar, 2015-04-16 to 2015-04-16, National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS), The Republic of Indonesia., (International)
  • Gender, Geography and Household Income: Islamic School Choice in Indonesia, Research seminar, 2015-04-17 to 2015-04-17, Demographic Institute, Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia, (International)
  • Educational Development in South-East Asia: A Research Agenda, Sharing workshop, 2015-08-06 to 2015-08-06, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, Planning Division, Ministry of Education, Govt of Singapore, (International)
  • Education in East Asia: Understanding the North-South Divide, Developing Economies and Emerging Markets (DEEM) Research Centre Seminar, 2015-11-10 to 2015-11-10, Developing Economies and Emerging Markets (DEEM) Research Centre, University of Reading, (International)
  • Madrasas in Bangladesh: Literacy and Social Capital, Speakers Forum on "Faith and Education: Contestations around the Madrasa in Bangladesh", a joint initiative between Georgetown University s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, World Faiths Development Dialogue, and Department of Economics and Social Sciences, BRAC University., 2016-03-12 to 2016-03-13, BRAC University, Georgetown University and World Faiths Development Dialogue, (International)
  • Inclusive growth in Malaysia: Lessons for South Asia, International conference on inclusive and accountable governance in South Asia, 2016-07-20 to 2016-07-21, Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC), (International)
  • Purdah Norm and Women's Paid Work Participation in Bangladesh, International Seminar on Women s Participation in the Economy: Policy Challenges for Bangladesh, 2016-10-10 to 2016-10-10, Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC), The Government of Bangladesh, (International)
  • Pushed or Pulled? Poverty, Social Stigma, Manufacturing Growth and Female Employment in Bangladesh: Insights from Four Districts, Seminar on Women's Life Choices in Bangladesh, 2016-10-15 to 2016-10-15, BRAC University and James P Grant School of Public Health (JPGSPH), (International)
  • Understanding the Theory of Change: Why Empowerment Matters for Preventing Child Marriage, Expert Consultation on Evidence Based Strategies for Ending Child Marriage: Why Empowerment Matters, 2016-11-10 to 2016-11-10, The Population Council & Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST), (International)
  • Explaining a 'Development Miracle': Poverty Reduction, Economic Growth, and Human Development in Malaysia, Social Science Seminar Series, 2017-07-28 to 2017-07-28, Faculty of Social Science, University Science Malaysia (USM), (National)
  • How can Malaysia reduce income inequality through education? Lessons for Indonesia , The Indonesia Development Form (IDF) 2017 on "Fighting Inequality for better growth", 2017-08-09 to 2017-08-09, The Ministry of National Development Planning, National Development Planning Agency, Government of Indonesia, (International)
  • Gender Stereotypes and Education: Evidence from Four Muslim Countries, UKFIET International Conference on Education and Development, Oxford, 2017-09-05 to 2017-09-07, CFBT Education Trust, UK, (International)
  • Women's Migration, Marriage, and Work: The Role of Infrastructure and Social Norms, International Conference on Social Protection (ICSP), 2017-10-10 to 2017-10-11, Social Security Research Centre (SSRC), (University)
  • Poverty Reduction, Economic Growth, and Human Development in Malaysia, INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MANAGING CHANGE FOR BETTER PUBLIC SERVICE DELIVERY: SOUTH AND SOUTH-EAST ASIAN EXPERIENCE , 2017-11-05 to 2017-11-06, Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC), Government of Bangladesh, (International)
  • "The Race Between Technology and Skills", Workshop on the Impact of Education Policies on National Productivity Growth, 14 17 Aug. 2018, Manila, The Philippines, Asian Productivity Organization" (APO), Resource Person, 2018-2018, (International), 2018-08-14 to 2018-08-17, Asian Productivity Organization" (APO), (International)
  • "Technology, Industrial Revolution 4 and Inclusive Growth", Workshop on the Impact of Education Policies on National Productivity Growth, 14 17 Aug. 2018, Manila, The Philippines, Asian Productivity Organization" (APO), Resource Person, 2018-2018, (International), 2018-08-14 to 2018-08-17, Asian Productivity Organization (APO), (International)
PLEANARY/KEYNOTE SPEAKER
  • Ending Child Marriage - Empowering Girls or Strengthening the Rule of Law, Public Seminar, 2015-09-02 to 2015-09-02, BRAC, (International)
  • Child Marriage in Bangladesh: Current Situation and Potential Remedies, Policy Seminar, 2015-09-03 to 2015-09-03, East West University, (International)
  • Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030: Challenges for South Asia, INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DEVELOPMENT, GOVERNANCE AND TRANSFORMATION, INSEARCH 2016, 2016-12-27 to 2016-12-28, Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD), (International)
  • Beyond the Bangladesh Paradox: Meeting the SDGs Targets by 2030, Public Lecture, 2017-02-02 to 2017-02-02, Khulna University Economics Society (KUES), (International)
EVENT ORGANISER
  • Madrasa education in Bangladesh: implications for economic development, UKFIET International Conference on Education and Development, 2011-09-12 to 2011-09-14, CFBT Education Trust, Reading, UK, (International)
  • Convener of the session on "Gender, Institutions and Development in South-East Asia", Asia-pacific Population Association (APA) conference, 2015-07-27 to 2015-07-29, Asia-pacific Population Association, (International)
  • Convener of the Global Labor Organization (GLO) session, ICAEP 2017 Conference, 2017-08-21 to 2017-08-22, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, (University)
INVITED SEMINAR
  • Poverty Reduction, Economic Growth and Human Development in Malaysia, Half-baked seminar series, the World Bank, Malaysia, 2018-02-13 to 2018-02-13, The World Bank, Malaysia, (National)
  • Early Marriage, Social Networks and the Transmission of Norms, Research Seminar, 2018-03-01 to 2018-03-03, Department of Economics, Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore, (International)
  • Women's Migration, Marriage, and Work , Joint IESR - GLO workshop, Jinan University, China, 2018-03-12 to 2018-03-13, Joint INSTITUTE FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH (IESR), Jinan University, China, (International)
  • Education Quality in Islamic Countries, Public seminar, 2018-04-09 to 2018-04-09, ONDER Academy, Istanbul, Turkey, (International)
  • Poverty Persistence in East Malaysia: The Role of Economic Growth, History and Politics, Public seminar on "Poverty Persistence in East Malaysia: The Role of Economic Growth, History and Politics", 2018-09-07 to 2018-09-07, University Malaysia Sabah (UMS), (National)

EXPERT LINKAGES
(Linkages Description), (Organisation), (Year of Involvement), (Duration), (Level).


  • reviewer, International Journal of Manpower, 2018, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Journal of Asia Pacific Economy, 2018, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2018, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, 2018, (International)
  • reviewer (article in journal), Chinese Journal of Population, Resources and Environment, 2018, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Economic Modelling, 2018, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Social Science Research (SSR), 2018, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Journal of Development Studies, 2018, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Journal of Economic Inequality, 2018, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer (Article in journal), PLOS One, 2018, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer (Article in journal), Third World Quarterly, 2018, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer (Article in journal), Applied Economics, 2018, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer (Article in journal), International Journal of Educational Development, 2018, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer (Article in journal), Journal of Population Economics, 2018, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer (Article in journal), Singapore Economic Review, 2018, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer (Article in journal), World Development, 2018, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer (Article in journal), Feminist Economics, 2018, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer (Article in journal), Economics of Education Review, 2017, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer (Article in journal), Journal of Inetrnational Development, 2017, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Educational Development, 2017, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Happiness and Development , 2017, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Asian Development Review, 2017, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Compare, 2017, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), International Journal of Manpower, 2017, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), China Economic Review, 2017, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Economics Bulletin, 2017, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Journal of Development Studies, 2017, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer (manuscript), World Development, 2017, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer (journal manuscript), Journal of Family Issues, 2017, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer (journal manuscript), Journal of Development Studies, 2017, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer (journal manuscript), Economics Bulletin, 2016, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer, Environment and Development Economics, 2016, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer, Oxford Development Studies, 2016, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer, Economic Inquiry, 2016, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Journal of Poverty Alleviation and International Development, 2016, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer, community development, 2016, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), International Journal of Happiness and Development, 2016, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2016, 3, (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Climate Change Economics, 2016, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), International Journal of Happiness and Development, 2016, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Contemporary Asia, 2016, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer, Demography , 2016, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Educational Development, 2016, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer, Asia Pacific Education Review, 2016, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer, Asia Pacific Education Review, 2016, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer, PLOS one, 2016, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer, Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies (MJES), 2016, 1, (National)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Development Studies, 2016, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Economic Psychology, 2016, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer, World Development, 2016, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer, Asian Journal of Law & Economics , 2016, 3, (International)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Happiness Studies, 2015, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer, PLOS one, 2015, 1, (International)
  • Reviewer, Asia Pacific Education Review, 2015, 3, (International)
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Educational Development, 2015, 2, (International)
  • Reviewer, Economic Modelling, 2015, 3, (International)
  • Reviewer, Journal of School Choice, 2015, 3, (International)
  • Reviewer, Social Science and Medicine, 2015, 48, (International)
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Institutions and Economies, 2015, 24, (University)
  • Reviewer, Economics and Human Biology, 2014, 3, (International)
  • Reviewer, Agricultural Economics, 2012, 3, (International)
  • Reviewer, Comparative Education Review, 2012, 24, (International)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2012, 3, (International)
  • Reviewer, Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2011, 3, (International)
  • Reviewer, Singapore Economic Review, 2011, 36, (International)
  • Reviewer, Journal of International Development, 2011, 36, (University)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2010, 3, (International)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Population Economics, 2010, 24, (International)
  • Reviewer, World Bank Economic Review, 2010, 3, (International)
  • Reviewer, World Development, 2010, 60, (International)
  • Reviewer, Southern Economic Journal, 2009, 3, (International)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Development Studies, 2009, 60, (International)
  • Reviewer, Review of Economics of the Household, 2008, 3, (International)
  • Reviewer, Oxford Economic Papers, 2008, 4, (International)
  • Reviewer, Applied Economics, 2008, 3, (International)
  • Reviewer, Review of Development Economics, 2008, 3, (International)
  • Reviewer, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2008, 3, (International)
  • Reviewer, Prospects (UNESCO's Quarterly Review of Comparative Education), 2008, 3, (International)
  • Reviewer, Population and Development Review, 2007, 3, (International)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Bio-social Science, 2007, 3, (University)
  • Reviewer, Food Policy, 2007, 24, (International)
  • Reviewer, Contemporary South Asia, 2007, 3, (International)
  • Reviewer, Economics of Education Review, 2007, 48, (International)
  • Reviewer, Education Economics, 2006, 48, (International)
  • Reviewer, Journal of African Economies, 2006, 3, (International)
  • Reviewer, European Journal of Development Research, 2006, 48, (International)
  • Reviewer, Oxford Development Studies, 2005, 96, (International)

EXPERT/TECHNICAL CONTRIBUTIONS
(Activity), (Organisation), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Level).


  • Technical Committee Member, 9th International Conference on Economics, Trade and Development (ICETD 2019), ​Feng Chia University, Taichung​, Taiwan, Feng Chia University, Taichung​, Taiwan, Committee Member, 2018-2019, (International)
  • Workshop on the Impact of Education Policies on National Productivity Growth, 14–17 Aug. 2018, Manila, The Philippines, Asian Productivity Organization" (APO), Resource Person, 2018-2018, (International)
  • Independent External Reviewer, Staff Promotion Panel, University Putra Malaysia (UPM), Committee Member, 2017-2018, (National)
  • UN ESCAP panel on "Drivers and Policies to Address Multidimensional Inequalities in Asia and the Pacific", the Indonesia Development Form 2017, 9-10 August., UN ESCAP, Resource Person, 2017-2017, (International)
  • Workshop on sustainable livelihood and poverty, Poverty Alleviation Program, Ministry of National Development Planning, BAPPENAS, Indonesia, Resource Person, 2014-2014, (International)

EVALUATION ACTIVITIES
(Description), (Evaluation Activity),(Year).


  • PhD Thesis Evaluation, Preston University, Pakistan, Thesis ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • Panel Member, NEWTON-UNGKU OMAR FUND (NUOF) Mobility Grants (Social Science & Humanities), Academy of Sciences Malaysia, Project ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • PhD Thesis evaluation, Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), Thesis ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • External peer reviewer, The EU-India Platform for Social Sciences and Humanities (EqUIP), ESRC UK, Project ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • PhD Thesis evaluation, Monash University (Malaysia), Thesis ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • External peer reviewer, Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Scheme, UK Research and Innovation, Research Councils UK (RCUK), Project ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • PhD Thesis evaluation, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Thesis ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • Evaluation of research proposals submitted to "Fundamental Research Grant Scheme" (FRGS) scheme of Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Project ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • Assessment of submissions to the 2018 HDCA Conference on “Human Development and Social Inclusion in an Urbanizing World,” Buenos Aires, Argentina, 30 August – 01 September., Conference Papers ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • PhD Thesis evaluation, School of Distance Education, University Sains Malaysia (USM), Thesis ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • External peer reviewer, Newton RCUK-Colciencias Research Partnerships Grant Scheme 2017, Project ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • Book proposal review for Springer Nature, Book ,  (2017)
  • Evaluation Panel Member, Newton-Ungku Omar Fund (NUOF), Academy of Sciences Malaysia, Workshop Proposals ,  (2017 - 2017)
  • Book proposal review for Routledge: Taylor and Francis (Singapore), Book ,  (2017)
  • Book proposal review for Routledge: Taylor and Francis (UK), Book ,  (2017 - 2017)
  • Evaluation of research proposals submitted to "Fundamental Research Grant Scheme" (FRGS) scheme of Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Project ,  (2017 - 2017)
  • Evaluation Panel Member, Newton-Ungku Omar Fund (NUOF), Academy of Sciences Malaysia, Reseach Grant Application ,  (2017 - 2017)
  • Book proposal review for Routledge: Taylor and Francis, Book ,  (2016)
  • Book proposal review for Springer, Book ,  (2016)
  • Evaluation of research proposals submitted to "Fundamental Research Grant Scheme" (FRGS) scheme of Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Project ,  (2016)
  • Evaluation of research proposals submitted to "Fundamental Research Grant Scheme" (FRGS) scheme of Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Project ,  (2015 - 2015)
  • Reviewer, Emerging Research Fund Scheme (ERFS), Taylor's University, Project ,  (2015)
  • Evaluation of research proposals submitted to "Fundamental Research Grant Scheme" (FRGS) scheme of Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE)., Project ,  (2014)
  • Evaluation of research report commissioned by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Research Institute, 2014, Project ,  (2014 - 2014)
  • Member of the Peer Review Panel, ESRC-DFID (UK) Joint Research Scheme on Growth and Poverty (2011-12 round), Intertnational Research Grant (large) Scheme ,  (2011 - 2012)

CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY
(Contribution To Society), (Level), (Start Date), (End Date).


  • Interviewed by the Turkish newspaper SABAH for a feature story entitled ""Türkiye'deki imam hatipler iyi bir rol model"", (International), 10/04/2018 until 10/04/2018
  • Interviewed by the Edge for a feature story entitled "The growing wealth gap: A fate we cannot afford", (National), 06/11/2017 until 06/11/2017
  • Foundation Training Course (FTC) lecture for civil servants on "The Concept of Development", Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC), The Government of Bangladesh, Dhaka, (International), 16/10/2016 until 16/10/2016
  • Op-ed in New Straits Times (NST) "Perspective: Female schooling under threat" , (National), 12/10/2014 until 12/10/2014
  • Interviewed by Al Jazeera for a feature story entitled "Can madrassas help developing countries?", (International), 13/03/2014 until 13/03/2014

SUPERVISION


POST GRADUATE STUDENT
(Name of Degree), (Name of Candidates), (Title of Thesis), (Academic Session)

Ongoing
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Saizi Xiao, The economics of education and poverty in China, 2014/2015
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Sharifa Nabilah, Women's participation in the informal sector and provision of social protection in Malaysia, 2014/2015
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Muhammad Shariq, INTEREST RATE SENSITIVITY OF ISLAMIC INDICES, 2013/2014

Completed
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Mahbub Hossain, Women's empowerment and food security, 2013/2014
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Natasha Gaskin-peters, The Impact of Shocks and Intra-household Bargaining Power on Food and Nutrition Security, 2010/2011
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Kabir Ahmed, Local financial development and household poverty, 2008/2009